Quick Facts of
- First NameDavid
- Last NameHasselhoff
- Net Worth$ 10 million
- CareerSinger, Actor
David Hasselhoff, an American actor & singer gained TV fame after playing Dr. Snapper Foster in The Young and The Restless (1975- 1982) & later in Knight Rider (1982- 1986).
Furthermore, with his appearance in Mitch Buchannon in action-drama Baywatch (1989- 2001) that garnered 1 billion viewers in total, David set Guinness World Record as the most-watched man on TV.
Aside from acting, Hasselhoff gained a firm stand in his music career as well & has reportedly sold records that count over millions.
What Is David Hasselhoff’s Net Worth In 2020?
Professional since 1973, David Hasselhoff’s career success as an actor, producer & musician is an open book to all, but despite those ventures, the Maryland-native claims himself broke.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hasselhoff has a net worth of $10 million as of March 2020.
Reportedly, the actor racks in $1.3 million a year through acting & music venture along with royalties from Baywatch.
Following post-divorce with second wife Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff, the American actor stated in 2016 that his bank balance was only $4,000 but also reported ownership of unliquidated real estate worth millions of dollars.
However, his ex-wife Pamela countered the filing with a claim that David’s net worth valued at $120 million.
During the peak success of Baywatch from the 1990s to 2001, where Hasselhoff starred & later became its executive producer; it saw him a hefty sum through syndication & profit from royalties.
How Much Salary David Earned From ‘Baywatch’?
As per The Richest, in 1996 only, earning $60,000-an-episode, David Hasselhoff collected $1.3 million. Without a doubt, the decade-long run of the series got him showers of fortune.
In 1989, David made his stint in Baywatch, the action-drama series revolving through the life of Los Angeles County lifeguards, however, the series was canceled after a season.
Thereafter in the 90s, Hasselhoff worked on its revival & syndication as lead character & executive producer that garnered wide audience & success.
The series ran throughout 2001, starring casts like Pamela Anderson, Alexandra Paul, and Parker Stevenson.
Acting Career Breakthrough & Success
The California Institute of the Arts graduate first gained an on-screen debut through the documentary The Lion Roars Again in 1975 as a costume model.
The same year, he landed in the main role as Dr. William “Snapper” Foster Jr in soap opera The Young and the Restless (1975- 1982) sharing screen with Wings Hauser, Deidre Hall & Jeanne Cooper.
In 1982, David portrayed Michael Knight in the sci-fi NBC series Knight Rider alongside Rebecca Holden and Edward Mulhare; & would appear until 1986.
‘Baywatch’ Became Most Watched TV Show
After the Baywatch was canceled after a season (premiered in 1989), David insisted on the potential of the show & called for its revival & first-syndication in 1991 as a cast & joined as executive producer with Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, and Gregory J. Bonann.
With a successful result run, David invested his proceeds from royalties profit in the further run of the TV series Baywatch through 1999 in the original format.
From 1999 to 2001, the series ran under the name Baywatch: Hawaii with a large cast overhaul & story modification & eventually ended.
Reportedly, throughout the 11-year run, the TV series totaled 1 billion viewers across 140 countries & subsequently, became the most-watched television show in the world.
TV Venture: Judge In ‘Got Talent’
In 2006, David joined as co-judge of America’s Got Talent throughout 4 seasons alongside Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne until 2010, when Howie Mandel replaced him.
Hasselhoff would return as a special judge in America’s Got Talent: The Champions in 2019, joining Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B on the judge panel.
Also, in 2011, he was a replacement for Simon Cowell in Britain’s Got Talent.
His other TV appearances include Dancing with the Stars (2010, as celebrity contestant), The Hasselhoffs (2010) and Hoff the Record (2015- Present).
Did you know? Hasselhoff appeared in the 2006 film ‘Click’ starring Adam Sandler & Kate Beckinsale, which collected $240.7 million in gross.
Career As Singer & Album Releases
Along with success in acting & TV shows, David’s venture in music indeed has turned fruitful as well.
Since the release of his debut album Night Rocker in January 1985, the Baywatch actor & once an America’s Got Talent judge has released further 18 albums, totaling 19.
His 3rd studio album Looking for Freedom became 3-time Platinum in Europe & even more, the title song “Looking for Freedom” charted #1 in Germany, Austria & Switzerland.
David Hasselhoff’s albums:
|Night Rocker||January 1985|
|Looking for Freedom||June 21, 1989|
|Crazy for You||August 6, 1990|
|Everybody Sunshine||September 1992|
|You Are Everything||November 1993|
|Hooked on a Feeling||November 11, 1997|
|David Hasselhoff Sings America||August 2004|
|The Night Before Christmas||November 8, 2004|
|A Real Good Feeling||April 2011|
|This Time Around||June 3, 2012|
|Open Your Eyes||September 27, 2019|
Interesting Fact: After O. J. Simpson’s slow-speed chase coverage took massive interest, rather than David’s pay-per-view concert in Atlantic City in 1994, the event turned out $1.5 million loss.
Ownership Of Real Estates
Currently, David Hasselhoff lives in Los Angeles, California, where his estate values at millions of dollars, though, maintains the disclosure of further details low-key.
According to Variety, the American actor put his 5 bedrooms & 6 bathrooms house in Calabasas, California for sale in March 2015, asking $2.29 million. Though, the sales report on the 5,767 square feet property never came up.
Reportedly, he had bought the house in May 2013 for $1.95 million.
Also, the actor formerly owned a house in Encino (bought in the mid-1990s for $1.98 million from John Goodman), which he & his ex-wife Pamela after divorce put for sale in 2008 for less than $5 million. It eventually sold after 5 years in April 2013 for $3.549 million.
Also, David’s house in Sherman Oaks was sold to actor Michael Chiklis in 1996 for $1.1 million.
What Car Does Hasselhoff Own?
David often drives 2016 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe, but his car-collection also includes 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL and 2017 Cadillac Escalade.
Reportedly, he learned to drive in Ford Falcon.
Divorced Twice & Father Of 2: How Much He Paid In Alimony?
The Knight Rider actor has already divorced twice & is the father of 2 children. Firstly, he was in a marital relationship with Catherine Hickland from March 24, 1984, to March 1, 1989.
After their divorce, David married (second wife) Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff, an actress on December 8, 1989, & welcomed 2 daughters: Taylor Ann Hasselhoff (born on May 5, 1990) and Hayley Hasselhoff, an actress (August 26, 1992).
However, they divorced on July 27, 2006, following nearly 17 years of marriage & David got primary physical and full legal custody of daughters.
In 2016, while filing for his economic downfall with only $112,000 revenue a month, Hasselhoff also mentioned that he paid $252,000 per year in spousal support to Pamela.
As for a fact, he was formerly engaged to Roberta Leighton (1970- 1971).
Current Relationship Status
As of March 2020, David is married again & enjoys a blissful relationship with third wife Hayley Roberts. The duo began dating in 2012 & later exchanged vows on July 31, 2018, in Italy.
David Hasselhoff was born on July 17, 1952, in Baltimore, Maryland, the USA. His birth name is David Michael Hasselhoff & he grew up in a Catholic family alongside 4 sisters: Daine, Joyce, Jean & Lisa.
His father Joseph Vincent Hasselhoff was a business executive while mother Dolores Therese (died of a stroke in 2009) was a homemaker.
An American by nationality, David has German, Irish and English ancestry. The Marist School attendant later went to Lyons Township High School & graduated in 1970.
Thereafter, he enrolled at Oakland University & also at California Institute of the Arts from where he obtained a degree in theater.